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Skagit County Washington
Skagit County - County Jail - Washington
Skagit County Jail Community Justice Center

Facility Information

The Skagit County Community Justice Center is a local jail facility operated by the Corrections Division of the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office.

The Skagit County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Division is composed of 52 corrections deputies, 10 corrections sergeants, and 1 lieutenant, under the supervision of Chief of Corrections, Don Marlow.  Together, this team is responsible for ensuring the safety and security of all of the inmates in the Skagit County Jail, as well as transporting inmates when they are outside of the facility, handling jail billing, jail alternatives, and court security.

In Skagit County, there are also a number of jail alternatives.  These alternatives are designed as a way to keep people from going to jail or to help limit the amount of time that people must stay in jail.  There are currently three alternatives: work release, community service work, and electronic home monitoring.

The Skagit County Community Justice Center was built to replace the old Skagit County Jail.  The Skagit County Jail was designed in the 1980s to meet the county’s needs at that time.  It was a podular design whose capacity was capped, in part, by the fact that it was impossible to expand certain functional parts of the jail, such as the kitchen.  In addition, when the jail reached or exceeded capacity, the podular design and the overcrowding combined to make it difficult to supervise the people in the jail.  The current facility was designed to deal with Skagit County’s growing population, based on jail population forecasting, and with the infrastructure to support an automated jail system.

Skagit County Jail Addresses

Physical Address

Skagit County Community Justice Center
201 Suzanne Lane
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Mailing Address

Skagit County Jail
201 Suzanne Lane
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Inmate Mailing Address

Inmate Name
c/o Skagit County Jail
201 Suzanne Lane
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Inmates may receive mail at the Skagit County Jail, but all mail must comply with the jail’s guidelines.  Those guidelines restrict mail to three basic items: letters, up to two photographs, and plain greeting cards.  In addition, you can send money to an inmate in the form of money orders or cashier’s checks, made out to Skagit County Jail.

Inmates cannot receive anything that has additional substances, such as glitter, stickers, perfume, lipstick, or tape on it.  In addition, any greeting cards must be plain and cannot include anything extra, such as moving parts or electronics, including cards that play songs or make sounds.

Inmates are permitted to receive up to two pictures in each mailing.  However, the pictures must follow jail rules.  Inmates may not receive pictures of obscene or sexually explicit materials.  Inmates may not receive pictures that portray gang signs or endorse gang affiliations.  Inmates may not receive any pictures that are of a racist or inflammatory nature.  Inmates cannot receive any Polaroid or similar instant development type pictures. Pictures must not have anything stuck to them, including tape or old glue.

Inmates cannot receive anything other than correspondence, checks, and pictures.  They cannot receive art supplies or writing supplies in the mail, though they can purchase them through the jail.

Inmates cannot receive material that has been printed off of the internet, pages from a book, coloring pages, word game pages, or other, similar printed materials.  In addition, inmates cannot receive anything larger than a legal sized envelope.  However, inmates can receive some printed materials as long as they are not sent by private individuals.  Inmates at the Skagit County Community Justice Center can receive soft-cover paperback books mailed directly to them from Amazon and shipped via USPS, Fed-Ex, or UPS.  However, prior to sending a book, you may want to check with the inmate to be sure that they are ready to receive the book, as each inmate may only have one book in their cell at a time.   If an inmate already has a book in the cell, the book will be stored in the inmate’s property until the inmate is ready to switch out the book.

Whether they are sent to the inmate in a letter or part of printed materials sent by Amazon, the following types of materials are prohibited: sexually explicit materials, how-to books describing criminal activity, any materials advocating violence, any materials advocating overthrowing authority, instructions to create weapons, instructions to create bombs, instruction to create destructive devices, and any materials advocating hate or violence against a group or a protected class.  In addition, the jail has the right to restrict any materials that it believes would be disruptive to the jail’s environment.

Phone Numbers

The Skagit County Community Justice Center’s phone number is: 360-416-1960.  The Chief of Corrections is Don Marlow.  The fax number is 360-336-9390.  You can email the jail at [email protected].

Skagit County Jail Roster

The Skagit County Community Justice Center has a jail roster that lists all inmates that are located in the jail facility.  There are two ways to view the jail roster.  The basic list provides name and inmate number, without any additional information.  The searchable, collapsible view is not only searchable, but also provides additional information about each inmate, including: incarceration date, scheduled release, jail housing location, arrest date, arrest time, arrest type, arresting agency, arrest location, the offenses charged and the dates of those offenses, court information for each offense, the bail amount, and the type of bail accepted for each charge.  Each record also contains a VINE link for the inmate, where you can find the inmate’s date of birth and sign up for VINE notifications.  VINE is the Victim Notification Service for the state of Washington, and it permits you to use the telephone or the internet to search for offender information and to sign up for notifications when an offender is set to be released from custody.  The jail roster does not contain mugshots.

Inmate Bookings / Recent Arrests

The Skagit County Community Justice Center’s interactive booking report provides the names and basic case information for all individuals booked into the Skagit County Jail in the last 26 hour reporting cycle.  It is updated every day by 7:00am.  Like the jail roster, the interactive booking report has quick view and searchable options.  The details in the searchable, expanded view are the same as those on the jail roster: incarceration date, scheduled release, jail housing location, arrest date, arrest time, arrest type, arresting agency, arrest location, the offenses charged and the dates of those offenses, court information for each offense, the bail amount, and the type of bail accepted for each charge.  In addition, the interactive booking report contains a VINE link for the inmate.

Mugshots

Skagit County Community Justice Center does not maintain an online inmate mugshot/booking photo database.

Visitation

The Skagit County Community Justice Center offers video visitation.  The visits must be scheduled at least one day in advance, but cannot be scheduled more than 14 days in advance.  There are two types of video visitation.  Remote visitation occurs from the visitor’s home.  On site video visitation occurs in the lobby of the Skagit County Community Justice Center.

Video visits must be scheduled for when an inmate is scheduled to be out of jail.  If visits are scheduled during the wrong time, the visit will not be allowed and the cost of the visit will not be refunded. However, sometimes visits are cancelled because of the jail’s operational needs or to move inmates around the jail.  Inmates who are moved to new housing units will have to have visits rescheduled in that new unit.  Visitors will be notified ahead of time by email if a visit is canceled.

For onsite video visitation, each inmate gets one visits per week.  You can schedule your appointment on-line or in the lobby of the Skagit County Community Justice Center.  Minors must be supervised by an approved adult for the entire duration of the visit.  Anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol will not be permitted to visit.  Visitors must wear appropriate clothing, including shoes and shirts.  Staff may refuse a visit due to inappropriate dress or conduct.

For offsite video visitation, you need internet access and a personal computer or other device that has speakers, a microphone, and a webcam.  You have to supply your own equipment and internet connections for video visitation.  Only adults will be approved for visitation accounts; minors may visit, but must be supervised by an approved adult for the entire duration of their visit.  While remote visits may be slightly more relaxed than on-site visits, remote visitors must still observe some visitation rules.  No nudity during visits or behaviors or actions that are sexual in nature, even if not sexually explicit.  No remote visitors can use or display any weapons, drugs, alcohol, or drug related paraphernalia, including marijuana.  No remote visitors can display gang paraphernalia or graphics, not any graphics or paraphernalia associated with a Security Threat Group.  (More information about Security Threat Groups can be found at the Skagit County Jail visitor information page).  Remote visitors cannot engage in or depict unlawful activity.  Remote visitors may not record the visits or allow a third party to record the visits.  Remote visitors may not allow individuals who are not approved visitors to participate in video visiting.  If a visitor engages in prohibited conduct, they may be suspended or terminated from video visiting privileges.  All video visits will be recorded and employees will monitor live and recorded visits.

Inmates can have visits scheduled during their out-of-cell time.

Dorm 1, the female worker pod, the male inmate workers, and the male work release are out of their cells from 8:00am to 11:00pm.  Pods J&R, lower tier, are out from 11:00am to 12:00pm, 3:00pm to 5:00pm, and 9:00pm to 11:00pm.  Pods J&R, upper tier, are out from 10:00am to 11:00am, 1:00pm to 3:00pm, and 6:00pm to 8:00pm.  Pod K cells K101-K104 are out from 7:00am to 9:00am and 3:00pm to 5:00pm.  Pod K cells K105-K111 are out from 10:00am to 12:00pm and 6:00pm to 8:00pm.  Pod K cells K201-K211 are out from 1:00pm to 3:00pm and 9:00pm to 11:00pm.  Pod N cells N101-N108, Pod P cells P101-P108, and Pod Q cells Q101-Q108 are out from 11:00am to 12:00pm, 3:00pm to 5:00pm and 9:00pm to 11:00pm.  Pod N cells N201-N208, Pod P cells P201-P208, and Pod Q cells Q201-Q208 are out from 10:00am-11:00am, 1:00pm to 3:00pm, and 6:00pm to 8:00pm.  M Pod cells M101-M111 out times depend on the status of the inmate.  M Pod cells M201-M211 are out from 10:00am to 12:00pm and 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

The Skagit County Community Justice Center uses Securus Technologies to provide video visitation to inmates.

Inmate Phone Privileges

Skagit County Community Justice Center uses Securus Technologies to provide phone services to inmates.  Inmates can place outgoing calls, but cannot receive incoming calls.  If you have an emergency and need to get a message to an inmate, you can contact the facility and explain the emergency to the on-duty jailers; at their discretion, they may choose to relay the message to the inmate.

Inmate Trust Accounts / Commissary

The Skagit County Community Justice Center uses the commissary accounts, also known as canteen accounts, to allow inmates to purchase items that are not provided by the jail.  You can put money on an inmate’s account by phone by calling 1-800-574-5729.  You can make deposits online at the Securus Technologies website: https://order.outsideinside.com/#.  You can also make deposits 24/7 in the jail kiosk.  In addition, you can order items for inmates using Google or Android apps.  You can also order hot food to be delivered to inmates on Fridays.

Bail Information

The Skagit County Jail Roster provides information on whether an inmate has had bail set and the amount of bail for each charge.  All bail amounts must be paid before an inmate can be released.  The types of bail that the county will accept are also listed on the Jail Roster.

There are two main types of bail in Skagit County.  Cash bail means paying the full amount of the bail in cash.  You may also be able to post bond, which involves paying a surety to guarantee the full amount of the bond if an inmate is released.  If you pay a cash bail, the full amount is refundable if the defendant complies with all of the conditions of release.  If you use a bail bondsman, then you have to pay a fee for that service, which is non-refundable and is usually a percentage of the cash bail amount.

The Skagit County Community Justice Center cannot recommend a particular bail bondsman, but you can locate one in the Yellow Pages or using the internet.

Conclusion

The Skagit County Community Justice Center is the local jail facility for Skagit County, Washington.  Located in Mount Vernon, the jail facility was recently conducted with the goal of keeping up with projected population growth for the county and the expected rise in jail population that will come with an increase in population.

Skagit County offers a number of alternatives to jail including electronic home monitoring, work release, and community service.  You must apply for these programs.  Generally, inmates are not eligible for early release.  However, if there is a family emergency, such as a dying relative or a funeral, an attorney may be able to secure a temporary release.

The jail cannot provide advice to people about the criminal justice system.  However, indigent offenders may be appointed an attorney through the Public Defender’s Office.  You can contact the Public Defender’s Office to find out who is representing a defendant if the defendant is eligible for appointed representation.

You cannot bring items to inmates, but you can make deposits to their trust accounts so that they can make purchases of items not supplied by the jail.  Generally, the jail will not release inmate property to people.  However, the Shift Supervisor can approve exceptions.

The Skagit County Community Justice Center is located at 201 Suzanne Lane in Mount Vernon, Washington.  The phone number is 360-416-1960.  The fax number is 360-336-9390.  The email is [email protected].  The Chief of Corrections is Don Marlow.

 


Year Built or Opened: 2017 Warden or Supervisor: Chief of Corrections Don Marlow Daily Inmate Count: 319 Total Capacity: 400 Security Level(s): minimum - medium

Inmate Full Name
201 Suzanne Ln,
Mt Vernon, WA 98273

Phone Number(s): 360-416-1960
Fax Number: 360-336-9390
Email Address: [email protected]

201 Suzanne Ln,
Mt Vernon, WA 98273